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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Public safety reporter for The Gazette.
Latest Articles by Kat Russell
News Oct. 8, 2021 8:05 am358d ago
The Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon and 5K is returning to Cedar Rapids in a few weeks and local nonprofit Families Helping Families – which is organizing volunteers for the race – still needs dozens of volunteers.
Community Oct. 6, 2021 6:00 am362d ago
The original single-story structure, which was remodeled as part of the expansion, was 8,543 square feet, Weeks said. Now the library is two-stories and nearly triple the size at 22,000 square feet.
Crime and Courts Oct. 1, 2021 5:20 pm364d ago
Investigators searching for 10-year-old Xavior Harrelson, who vanished in May days before his 11th birthday, said Thursday they have found human remains matching his description in a nearby cornfield.
News Sep. 27, 2021 10:48 am369d ago
The ammunition shortage became pronounced across that nation in the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains at the same time that guns purchases soared.
Crime and Courts Sep. 27, 2021 12:17 pm369d ago
Eighteen inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, and an additional 19 inmates have had possible exposure to the virus and are in quarantine awaiting test results.
Crime and Courts Sep. 22, 2021 4:59 pm373d ago
Deputies said semi driver, Michael Lacourciere, 60, of Morton, Illinois, triggered a three-semi wreck Wednesday morning on Hwy. 151 West when he stopped on the roadway in a one-lane construction zone, then pulled onto the shoulder and began to back up.
Health Care and Medicine Sep. 22, 2021 8:26 pm373d ago
According to the Iowa Department of public health, 638 people were hospitalized with the virus as of Wednesday, the highest number recorded since Dec. 23 when 644 people were hospitalized.
Crime and Courts Sep. 20, 2021 4:06 pm376d ago
Police said 18-year-old Timothy D. Christmas fired at least seven shots at a vehicle that was occupied by three people. The criminal complaint does not specify whether anyone was injured.
Crime and Courts Sep. 16, 2021 1:09 pm380d ago
Police said witnesses reported seeing a “young male” walking on J Street SW when two individuals got out of a vehicle, fired several rounds at him, then got back into the vehicle and fled.
Crime and Courts Sep. 14, 2021 2:37 pm382d ago
Police said Reynolds claimed he was armed with an AK-47 and a sawed-off shotgun and made multiple threats to assault and kill officers while hiding in an abandoned trailer during a standoff Sunday with Marion Police officers.
Crime and Courts Sep. 14, 2021 1:17 pm382d ago
The driver led state troopers on a chase through Linn County that reached speeds of more than 120 mph. When apprehended, the driver told police he fled because he did not have a valid driver’s license.
Crime and Courts Sep. 14, 2021 1:31 pm382d ago
Sumani Husseini Muya, 23, allegedly fired a semiautomatic handgun at another man Monday afternoon at Redmond Park. Muya was arrested following a short foot pursuit.
Crime and Courts Sep. 13, 2021 3:48 pm383d ago
Police said officers were called just after 9 p.m. to the 1700 block of C Avenue NE for reports of gunfire. When they arrived, officers encountered a man – later identified as Handley – running from the 1700-block alleyway between C and D avenues.
Crime and Courts Sep. 7, 2021 7:30 am390d ago
The 7,200-square-foot building houses a new gym and physical training facility, a classroom and a garage that houses the department’s seven police cruisers, an operations trailer, some city vehicles and some other equipment.
Community Sep. 7, 2021 6:00 am390d ago
The Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer will be held Oct. 3. The race raises funds to provide breast and gynecological cancer screening and diagnostic services to underinsured, uninsured and financially disadvantaged people.